Maria Teresa Micaela Prendergast is the author of Railing, Reviling, and Invective in Early Modern Literary Culture, 1588-1617: The Anti-Aesthetics of Theater and Print (Ashgate, 2012) as well as Renaissance Fantasies: the Gendering of Aesthetics in Early Modern Fiction (Kent State, 2000). She has also published articles on Shakespeare, Boccaccio, and Sir Philip Sidney, as well as on early modern prose, poetry, propaganda, and drama. She is currently working on a two book-length projects: “Fashioning Catherine of Aragon: Shaping the Legend of Catherine of Henry VIII’s Pious, Loyal Queen, 1501-1630,” and “Rare Companions: The 1949 European Travels of Four International Women (Cuba, Iraq, and USA).”
Prendergast has taught at the College of Wooster from 1999-2005 and 2008 to the present. She has also taught at the University of Miami (1990-1995), the University of South Alabama (1995-1997), and Grinnell College (2005-2007). She is also on the Advisory Board for Cengage Learning’s online series of critical articles, entitled The Literature of Propaganda, as well as a reader for Renaissance Drama and Explorations in Renaissance Culture.
Prendergast has taught a variety of courses, including Renaissance Fantasies, Shakespeare, Spenser to Milton, Before the Novel, Fictions of the Caribbean, Non-Fictional Writing, Surrealism, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, Idols of Western Culture: The Mona Lisa, Hamlet, The Eiffel Tower, and Marilyn Monroe, and Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets.